Hi! Welcome to day four of the pt_lightning tie-in week at poetree!
Today we wanted to give you a glimpse into the collaborative process. We invited fanwork creators who have participated in podficcer-writer collaborations before to reflect about their experiences by responding to the following questions. Below, in their own words, are their accounts of collaborating: why they chose to try it, what it was like to do, how they did it, and what advice they have for people venturing into a collaboration for the first time.
If you'd like to share your own experiences, please feel encouraged to speak up in the comments!
N.B. Emphasis added to a non-exhaustive sampling of awesome quotes throughout. —J.J.
( 1: Why do you collaborate with a writer or podficcer? What do you enjoy about the process? How do you find it different than your creative process when you're not collaborating? )
( 2: Could you share one or two of your favorite experiences while collaborating? )
( 3: In your experience, what's unique about a collaboration between a podficcer and a writer? What kinds of different (and overlapping!) expertise can they bring to the table, and how can they enrich each other's creative process? )
( 4: What tools or processes do you find useful for collaboration? Are there any in particular you would recommend to people collaborating in podficcer-writer partnerships? )
( 5: What one thing would you tell people embarking on a podficcer-writer collaborative project for the first time? )
You can explore more reflections on writer-podficcer collaborative processes in the comments of the pod_together 2011 wrap-up post and the pod-aware posts linked at the Author/Podficcer Relationship Round-Up (2011) and the Collaboration! Round-Up (2012).